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Does this Kennedy look plated to you?

bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,775 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 17, 2024 7:17PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I have had this Kennedy in my Dansco maybe 10 yrs or more. I never paid much attention to it. Got bored and looking at my Danscos when this one caught my eye. I'm thinking it's plated. Not magnetic! Weighs 11.26g which seems a little light for being plated. It looks like it may have lack of hair detail which makes me think plated also. Anyway, I've attached the best pics I can get. Maybe y'all can figure it out better than I can. Maybe polished?
Thanks, Bobby







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  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,594 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Seems more likely to be polished/buffed, since the edge is not the same color.

  • bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,775 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ya that would make sense. I've seen polished coins before. This one just threw me off a little cause it looks like it has a new chrome look to it. It has a few hairlines on the obverse but the reverse just looks soo clean like it was just dipped in chrome. Lol Someone did a nice polish on it though. Lol

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,264 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree, Bobby, heavily polished.
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  • bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,775 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well I don't plan on doing much with my danscos anymore anyway, so it stays in it. Lol Thanks y'all.

  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,805 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,805 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 17, 2024 8:42PM

    @bsshog40 said:
    Well I don't plan on doing much with my danscos anymore anyway, so it stays in it. Lol Thanks y'all.

    You could do so much better them that coin for your dansco. But if you're happy with it, that's fine.

    I could almost guarantee you, if you go to any bank and ask for a couple of rolls of halves you'll find a nicer bicentennial half then this one.

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  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Polished to death!

    All glory is fleeting.
  • CameonutCameonut Posts: 7,257 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I used to work in a very large plating shop back in the '70's. As others have said, it looks polished and the edge would be plated as well. Typical plating thicknesses run only about 0.0002" to 0.0005" which never affected the surface details on all the coins I plated for fun.

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  • bsshog40bsshog40 Posts: 3,775 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @bsshog40 said:
    Well I don't plan on doing much with my danscos anymore anyway, so it stays in it. Lol Thanks y'all.

    You could do so much better them that coin for your dansco. But if you're happy with it, that's fine.

    I could almost guarantee you, if you go to any bank and ask for a couple of rolls of halves you'll find a nicer bicentennial half then this one.

    Ya, my buying coins stopped a couple years ago. If one so happens to come along in circulation, I'll replace it. Until then, it is what it is. Lol

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @bsshog40 said:
    Well I don't plan on doing much with my danscos anymore anyway, so it stays in it. Lol Thanks y'all.

    You could do so much better them that coin for your dansco. But if you're happy with it, that's fine.

    I could almost guarantee you, if you go to any bank and ask for a couple of rolls of halves you'll find a nicer bicentennial half then this one.

    This is sage advice. I filled several holes in my 7070 just by roll searching and scanning change. My bicentennials were gotten from a mint set that was relatively cheap.

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  • JWPJWP Posts: 17,578 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yea, it looks polished and kinda scratched too. I have found coins like this when CRH, but just tossed them back. The look was not very appealing to me.

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